It's Saturday, the only day my husband and I have together as a family. My husband works on Sunday's, but is off on Wednesday's which allows me to cook; he takes care of the kids so we don't have to pay for childcare. This arrangement is not perfect, but it works for this season in our lives. Nine times out of ten, Saturday's are full of errands and "to-do's" and turns out to be a very hectic day. Right now he's cutting the grass and then it's outside for the kids to play...hallelujah!
This week I've heard from two different Bible studies about returning to your first love. One was this past Sunday from my Pastor and one was from my meeting at The Most Excellent Way. It's caused me to think about my walk with the Lord and evaluate...where am I? Do I love Him more than I did yesterday? Last week? How about ten years ago when my journey with Him began? Am I as passionate today about sharing the hope of Christ as I was when my walk with Him began? Do I spend time with Him daily, not as an obligation, but as a child yearning to be more like my Father in Heaven? Hmmm, it's definitely time to re-evaluate. There was a time several years ago where I had to pray as David prayed in Psalm 51, "Restore to me the joy of your salvation Lord." I even had to go so far to pray that the Lord would put the desire in my heart to want to spend time with Him and learn and grow in Him. I know that sounds bad, but that is honestly where I was at the time. I am pleased to say, He honored that prayer and the desire to be in His word and spend time with Him has become a reality in my daily life. I am very grateful for His grace and mercy. Lamentations 3:22 & 23 says, "Because of the Lord's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." That means every day is a new day and therefore, every day gives me a new hope! Thank you, Lord! May I always put You first and never forget where you've brought me! Amen.
Ya'll be blessed this day.